Before Eminem, the idea that there would be a white rapper that anybody would really check for was fantastic or amazing or impossible.
So I just had to step up how I was doing it and the moment that I stepped up and the moment I focused all my energy on that is when things started to happen. So there's a direct relationship between my inspiration and my output.
And you know, art as commerce, doesn't really make too much sense, they don't go together.
I think all those artists are artists who are appreciated because you believe their words and you appreciate their honesty in their music. If you don't appreciate the honesty in the music, the beat can be fly as hell but you'll never give an emcee props.